Royal Châteaux Tour | A Day Trip From Paris



The magnificent chateaux found in the Loire valley has stoked the world’s romantic imagination, making the area between Orléans and Angers one of the most storied and visited destinations in France. A land of chateaux, fine wines and spectacular scenery, this is sure to make your fairy-tale dreams come true.

Kings, queens, dukes, and nobles came here to establish primitive castles and, later on, lavish pleasure palaces. This fertile river valley is sprinkled with hundreds of France's most extravagant aristocratic estates. With soaring towers, stunning cupolas and elegant staterooms, the region's châteaux, and the vineyards that surround them, attest to over a thousand years of rich architectural and artistic creativity. The Loire Valley is also known for its outstanding French wines and lively, sophisticated cities,

The Loire Valley is home to more than 300 châteaux, with the premier castles being Châteaux de Chambord, Châteaux de Chenonceau, Châteaux d'Azay-le-Rideau and Châteaux d'Ussé. For a complete list of Loire Valley Châteaux, click HERE.


Château de Chambord


Have you dreamed of stepping into the castle that inspired Disney's Beauty & the Beast? Visit Château de Chambord to make your fairy-tale dreams a reality!

Commissioned by King Francis I and imagined by the great Leonardo da Vinci, the Châteaux de Chambord is the largest and most majestic castle of the Loire. Much more than a castle, Chambord has captured the imagination of visitors for centuries with being the inspiration for Disney's Beauty & the Beast. It is a symbol of the French Renaissance and of the power of a passionate ruler who revered the arts. Come along and discover the mysteries of this incredible place!



426 rooms, 83 staircases, 282 fireplaces—the Chateau de Chambord and its grandiose architecture rival that of the Palace of Versailles. 60 rooms may be visited, and you’ll enjoy a collection of 4,500 art masterpieces displayed in superbly refurbished apartments.



The famous double helix staircase is a highlight of your visit. Set in the central axis of the castle, it was a revolutionary design and an engineering masterpiece. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, the ingenious spiral open staircase joins various levels via two sets of steps arranged in a huge lantern-like case. You can ascend on one side without meeting or making eye contact with those who are descending on the other side – now that’s revolutionary!



In the spring of 2017, Chambord renovated its grand gardens. 600 trees, 800 shrubs, 200 roses, and 15,250 plants filled the borders plus an immense 203,158 ft² of lawns were replanted. This blitz of gardening followed 16 years of study for the restoration of almost identical gardens created in the rule of Louis XIV. It is home to an exceptional range of flora and fauna. There are several ways to discover its beauty - on horseback, by bike, horse, and carriage or in a 4X4. In fine weather you can follow trails for more than 12 miles, allowing you to explore the enchanted woods.




Château de Chenonceau


This enchanting château near the small village of Chenonceaux is one of the most charming in France. The castle is special in part for being constructed over the River Cher, which on fair days is so calm and placid that it appears like a lake.



Château de Chenonceau is one of the best-known châteaux of the Loire valley. The château was built, maintained, protected, loved and fought for by a succession of powerful women spanning four centuries. Château de Chenonceau is therefore popularly known as “the ladies’ château.”



French Wine Cellars | Wine Tasting

Hidden beneath the peaceful landscape of riverside and rolling hills of the Saumur and Touraine regions is a unique underground world: the troglodyte galleries. These underground networks contain spectacular wine cellars, ideal places for storing and tasting wine!


Discover unforgettable French Châteaux and taste sparkling French wine with a private tour through Loire Valley, France! This spectacle wine cellar takes you on a journey to share their secrets in creating top-rated fine wines. à votre santé 🥂




Booking a private day tour with RiverLoire was an incredible experience! Take a quick train ride from Paris to Loire Valley and you will be whisked away to spectacular castles and sample incredible french wine during your private wine cellar tour. Check out their website HERE to build your personalized itinerary.



Here is a sneak peak of our Royal Châteaux Tour.


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